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The Russian Revolution and Britain, 1917-1928

The Russian Revolution and Britain, 1917-1928

Revolutionary Russia polarised British opinion, provoking fascination, admiration and fear which directly affected British domestic politics, and foreign and economic policy. The archives at the Modern Records Centre include significant primary sources relating to the relationship between the two countries in the decade following the Russian Revolution, particularly regarding the response of the British labour movement. More than 650 documents from our collections have been digitised and are now freely available online.

You can explore the full collection by choosing the options to search or browse all sources. Groups of documents on key subjects have been gathered together in our 'selected sources by theme', together with a series of contemporary maps which provide useful background information.

A smaller selection of documents on the Soviet Union after 1928 are included in our online resources for the University of Warwick module on Stalinism in Europe.

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